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FanDuel // one-day fantasy sports
Engineering, Full Time    New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Jersey City, Remote    Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2022
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FanDuel Group is a world-class team of brands & products all built with one goal in mind  to give fans new & innovative ways to interact with their favorite games, sports, teams, & leagues. Thats no easy task, which is why were so dedicated to building a winning team. And make no mistake, we are here to win, but we believe in winning right. That means well never compromise when it comes to looking out for our teammates. From our many opportunities for professional development to our generous insurance & paid leave policies, were committed to making sure our employees get as much out of FanDuel as we ask them to give.

Our brands include:

  • FanDuel  A game-changing real-money fantasy sports app
  • FanDuel Sportsbook  Americas #1 sports betting app
  • FanDuel TV  "The Bettor Sports Network" bringing live sports & interactive content to the games fans care about most
  • FanDuel Racing  A horse racing app built for the average sports fan
  • FanDuel Casino & Betfair Casino  Fan-favorite online casino apps
  • FOXBet A world-class betting platform & affiliate of FanDuel Group
  • PokerStars The premier online poker product & affiliate of FanDuel Group

Our roster has an opening with your name on it

We are looking for a Lead Data Scientist for our Sports Modeling & Innovation team to tackle our most challenging sports modeling problems. Throughout the lifecycle of a model, from data collection through results, you will create predictive models of sports to build tools & dashboards, price markets, & drive actionable insights across FanDuel Group. You will be working closely with the product & risk & trading teams, modeling player performance, team performance, & game outcomes among other challenges. You will promote effective communication of model outputs & contribute to a collaborative code environment.

Everyone on our team has a part to play

  • Develop, iterate, & take to production machine learning models to predict sports outcomes & solve problems
  • Iterate & improve on betting product range to ensure market leading offering
  • Continuous improvement in pricing techniques - both at an individual level & working with trading teams to optimize predictive & derivative model pricing
  • Choose appropriate tools, systems & models to solve large data problems
  • Troubleshoot & resolve coding & modeling problems presented by others
  • Proactively seek opportunities or problems to be analyzed
  • Lead & contribute to multiple strategic projects
  • Contribute to group strategy, ensuring they reflect priorities for your team & stakeholders
  • Put together project plans for the Data Science team to follow
  • Presents to senior leaders confidently & with impact
  • Construct models, analyses & solutions in response to a question or problem posed by a stakeholder or colleague
  • Provide data-driven recommendations to stakeholders, articulating complex technical concepts as necessary
  • Manage the data preparation process from collection through cleaning
  • Engage with engineering to build scalable tools to accelerate the conversion of data to insight
  • Build robust predictive models, showing capabilities of feature & model selection
  • Work with decision-makers across the company to understand their goals, identify opportunities to use data to develop new insights & improve business results
  • Bring efficiency & automation in the data infrastructure
  • Create dashboards & data visualizations for analysis & communication
  • Opportunity to mentor & or coach more junior data scientists
  • Communicate process & conclusions seamlessly, tailored to the audience

What we're looking for in our next teammate

  • 6+ years of industry experience in data science, analytics or engineering
  • Bachelor's Degree in a highly numerate major (Math, Stats, Econ, etc.) or relevant experience in data science preferred
  • Expert predictive modeling capabilities
  • Strong understanding of engineering standards & practices
  • Strong analytical & quantitative skills, with high proficiency in Python or R, & SQL (or coding language of choice)
  • Expert in Bayesian statistics
  • Expert with command line tools & GitHub
  • Object-oriented design & coding skills
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills
  • Ability to work across teams, locations & time zones
  • Willing to work non-traditional hours when applicable
  • Interest or experience in Sports Gaming and/or Fantasy Sports

We treat our team right

Competitive compensation is just the beginning. As part of our team, you can expect:

  • An exciting & fun environment committed to driving real growth
  • Opportunities to build really cool products that fans love
  • Mentorship & professional development resources to help you refine your game
  • Flexible vacation allowance to let you refuel
  • Hall of Fame benefit programs & platforms

FanDuel Group is an equal opportunities employer. Diversity & inclusion in FanDuel means that we respect & value everyone as individuals. We don't tolerate bias, judgement or harassment.  Our focus is on developing employees so that they reach their full potential.


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